Mama Goes Back To School Today Too!

Those of you following along know that Little Monkey started first grade a week ago.  Today, I start school again! ? Remember back in January I went back to school to finish up a degree.  I am happy to report a got an “A” in my first class last term.  I DO love school, but it is not easy while balancing a family and work (and a race schedule, haha).  This whole college thing is a totally different ballgame now compared to when I first did it.  For example, my first time around at college the internet barely existed.  We still had dialup and the extent of social media was AOL chat rooms.  Now my college is located in Massachusetts and I basically Skype into my class.  Crazy right? (Probably not to you young people though).  

I am waitlisted for one of the classes I need this term, so fingers crossed I get in because attending the class and doing all the work for a week only to find out you didn’t get in would be a big bummer.  

88ad39f31d37e5678a59137d92f27cbf721bc2ddc46f7e81ed6cb0c377d36064Ok, so here is the question I pose to you:  I need to take 8 units of foreign language as part of the program I am in.  Previous classes don’t count.  I took French for 3 years in high school and always wish I had taken Spanish because, let’s face it, Spanish is a little more practical.  So now I have the choice of taking French again, which would definitely be way easier, or taking Spanish.  Do I take the easy road or the hard road?  French or Spanish?


  1. Allison Dailey | 30th Aug 16

    I am a high school senior finishing up my 5th year of Spanish. Have to say it gives you so much of an advantage, plus it opens up so many opportunities to travel. This summer I went to Mexico City and it was so fun having to translate for your parents :). By 2050 they are projecting there to be just as many Spanish speakers in the US as English speakers! So definitely Spanish.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Aug 16

      This is what I was thinking too. French came in handy when I visited France and Africa, but other than that I wish I took Spanish. I already told my 6 year old that she has to take Spanish and if she wants to take another language that is great, but it has to be in addition to Spanish. 🙂

  2. Suzanne | 30th Aug 16

    I’m a middle school foreign language teacher, I always suggest going with your gut instinct and choose the one that appeals the most. Continuing your French studies might be fun! Of course, Spanish would probably come easy since you have previous experience with a romance language. Either way you can’t go wrong!

    Going to keep an eye out for you this weekend, flying in from Boston for the Dumbo Double Dare! My first runDisney event!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Aug 16

      SO Fun!!! Have you been to Disneyland before? Years ago Disneyland Half was my first half marathon and I fell in love with the race. Good luck and have fun and thank you for the language advice. I can still understand French, but my verbal is rusty. I think Spanish might be nice because A. it is new and B. I can help my daughter a little better with her Spanish if I have a little under my belt.

  3. kapodell | 31st Aug 16

    I would take French to finish up your degree and then get an awesome program like Rosseta Stone to learn Spanish as a hobby when you have more time. That way both ventures can be enjoyable and not stressful.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 31st Aug 16

      That’s a REALLY good idea! Thank you!

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